Flint Group announces PluriTech™ Shrink-U, the next generation of solvent-based packaging inks for the North American Gravure Shrink Sleeve Market

Flint Group announces PluriTech™ Shrink-U, the next generation of solvent-based packaging inks for the North American Gravure Shrink Sleeve Market.

Over the last five years the Shrink Sleeve market has become more complex and new film technologies have driven printers to acquire multiple ink systems to compete.  High fidelity graphics are also pushing the limits of the conventional shrink ink systems. With PluriTech™ Shrink-U Flint Group responds to these challenges.

PluriTech™ Shrink-U provides excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates making it truly “Universal”.  This new ink system further delivers the peace of mind that comes with zero blocking, flex-crack free, and zero ink pick.

“The industry has been looking for a universal ink system for shrink applications for a long time. PluriTech™ Shrink-U provides that capability.  This universal gravure shrink sleeve ink system can replace several inks used in the past; reducing inventories and complexity." says John Gaber Product Manager Film & Foil, Packaging and Narrow Web North America.

John Gaber concludes: “Recently we launched FlexiTech™ Shrink-U for the flexo shrink sleeve market segment, we are now happy to introduce the gravure solution to universal adhesion including product resistance.  PluriTech™ Shrink-U will help the converters in this market reach new levels of technical success”.

Contact Deanna Whelan in the United States at deanna.whelan@flintgrp.com for further information.

Flint Group
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 6900 people. Revenues for 2011 were € 2.2 billion (US $3 billion). On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com .